Queens >Food & Dining > 5 Burro Cafe
72-05 Austin St, Forest Hills, NY | Directions 1137540.719249 -73.842398
Neighborhoods: Forest Hills
Shitty Service!!! – This was the first time that I went to this restaurant - the food and drinks were great but the service was shitty !!!! Our server got our order mixed up and was the most anal idiot after that......sorry dude we cannot help if you cannot hear beyond the metallica melody.....I will go again only if I could pick another server...........
BURRRRRRRRRRito – 5 Burros has good mexican dishes, reasonably priced- and good strong margaritas. I have been there 3 times and gotten the same thing 3 times.. The burritos. Steak twice and chicken once. The steak was good one of the times, wasnt good the second. Chicken Burrito was ok. I will occasionally come back if I am in the Forest Hills area again.
Only Mx spot in Austin Street – Long wait after 6pm and small place but the fish tacos and margaritas are great!
Decent Food, Long Wait – Unfortunately, 5 Burros has a bit of a monoply in Forest Hills when it comes to Mexican food. The food here tastes great, but always leaves me feeling like I weigh 400 pounds, and usually gives me "Montezuma's revenge". I ALWAYS have to wait to be seated if it's after 6 pm and what really annoys me is that even if there are 2 tables which sit 4 people open, they won't sit a couple so that if I wait for a half hour and a table of 4 walks in, they get to sit and eat ahead of us...huh?! Anyways, the servers are very friendly, and the food tastes good. Fun place, but don't go here for a romantic dinner since patrons (mostly cougars and bikers) at the bar are usually hovering above you and your food. Three stars.
Delicous Mexican Food – The Camerones Salsa Verde are a highlight on this delicious Mexican menu. It's a tasty mexican take on Shrimp Scampi in a spicy green tomatillo sauce. A classic. We also eat the Burro Jalepeno Burger and
Sirloin Steak Brava regularly. As well, try the Enchiladas Del Norte with Mole Sauce. Excellent.
great food and drinks – i've been here plenty of times and have never been disappointed! everything on the menu is great, from the burger to their steak enchiladas. Their drinks are great and never weak! the staff is somewhat friendly at times, depends who you get, but overall you get good service. it gets pretty crowded and it also gets pretty loud on nights and weekends but do try it during the early afternoon for a nice afternoon early dinner. GREAT place, love it. definitely one of my favorite places!
Children Welcome? Absolutely not our son! He didn't even have the honor to be seated properly.
Today my husband and I stopped by at the restaurant with our 16-month-old at around 12:30pm for brunch. The restaurant was less than 50% filled. However, the waitress, completely ignored the many empty tables available at that time, and said to the butler (or "junior waiter") that the only table she has available for us is the little one half hidden under a short staircase rail. And she added that she has no high chair for us. And, yes, she didn't even bother to talk to us DIRECTLY even though we were standing only 2ft away from the butler she was talking to.
That table has less space than a regular table for two, and definitely has no room for an extra small plate for our son - who like an average 16-month-old is eating significant amount of table food and needs at least a small space on the table to himself.
I asked more specifically that we need a bigger space than that and the waitress repeated basically the same thing to the butler. So we walked out of the restaurant.
My husband and I had dined at this restaurant frequently before we had our son, and it's a bit shocking that we're treated this way today.
This kind of incident had never happened to us in Forest Hills, Manhattan or anywhere else. And ironically, this restaurant claims "Children Welcome" on the homepage of its website!!
legged creatures galore – There is a high population of roachez. Try not to sit in the back or near the stairs.. roachez..roachez... roichez.. The workers will ignore every single creepy crawler.. they are all desensitzed from patron reactions.. when one is found crawling on your table or your corn chip. They hear you scream and nothing stops.. they act like they dont hear you!! LOL!! only go for drinks if anything..
Authentic Mexican food in F. Hills – I just went for lunch on a weekday, after not having been there for a while, though I live in the area. I've had a lot of Mexican food all over the NYC area and I can honestly say that the food here does not disappoint. Yes, it's a very small place and if you want room and quiet, you won't get it here on weekends or nights, but if you have a hankering for excellent Mexican food, try it out early for lunch sometime on any given day. The chicken enchiladas with the mole sauce is to die for! It's made with the most tender chicken ever, the mole sauce is sweet and the portions are huge for not a lot of $, (I think it's $10). The guac, salsa, beans and rice are equally good which all come with the meal. My boyfriend had the chicken chimichanga, which I tried, and again, spectacular and a lot of food. The food is always on target and very authentic. The place is a real dive-- with the decor and atmosphere, but it's the kind of place Guy Fieri should go for his show "Diners, Drive-Ins, & Dives," b/c the food is that good and it looks like a real dive! I think I'll write to the Food Network and suggest this place for Guy to go.
Killer Margaritas and food too. – We have been coming to the FBC for almost 10 years. We have never had a bad experience. The wait-staff is friendly and attentive. My wife thinks they serve one of the best steaks in NYC for a neighborhood cantina. The mussels in garlic sauce are amazing as are the fajitas. If the chicken w/black bean salsa is one of the evening's specials do not pass it up. We have taken many friends to the FBC and one group of 12, everyone in all our parties had a great time and were not disappointed in the food or service. Yes the wait for a table can be long, but if you call ahead and put your name on the list you can shorten your wait. Remember, good things come to those who wait. Marco the host is always there for you too. The FBC remains our favorite place to eat and unwind.
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